View Full Version : Need a refill?
06-04-2007, 03:10 PM
I've been raw for about 3 weeks now and YIKES! my skin is kinda hanging off my bones!! I was thin (5'9"/130lbs) before and have lost about 7lbs (not THAT much) in these 3 weeks. My goal was to become a healthier me, but I see myself in the mirror and I look almost ill and dare I say it.... OLD! AHHHHH!!! This morning I looked in the mirror and actually now see a 1/4 inch flap of skin hanging from my neck... like a chicken!!! :eek: What is THAT??? I was so inspired by the stories of "healthy glows and smooth,toned skin" and I would love to see that on my face (body, too!) On the inside I feel great and I'm loving this, but the outside of me is definately not a reflection of it!!!
Any thoughts or ideas? Has anyone else found this to be the case for them?
BTW I used to drink A LOT of coffee with sugar and non-dairy creamer, truth be told I pretty much exisited on that and diet coke. I also smoked... I know TERRIBLE! BUT I quit smoking 1 1/2 months ago.. A BIG YEA! and gave up coffee/sugar/creamer at that time too. Like I said, I'm now 100% raw and not having a difficult time with the transistion, I'm soooo enjoying all the food!
It's funny, I almost feel like so much of me was "toxins" and now that I am eliminating them, a lot of "me" is going away or gone... maybe leaving a skin to refill. Strange to think that way! But I would love any thoughts or ideas on how to "fill" my healthy, new self back in so I don't look so terrible!!
Thanks for anything you can pass along!
06-04-2007, 06:10 PM
What about eating raw foods that have a little more fat, like avocados and dates and nuts? There are some great raw cheesecake recipes and I used to eat half a cheesecake all by myself for breakfast... YUM!
06-04-2007, 06:14 PM
I am not speaking from experience with my own body but I saw that in my late husband. He was thin to begin with and when went raw he got A LOT thinner. He found that after being raw for a bit and upping his nuts, avocados and durians he got to a stable, healthy, handsome =) weight. He ate A LOT though, I mean MAN could he put the food down!
06-04-2007, 06:36 PM
Well this is from my own experience. I was always thin. When I went raw, I lost only 7 lbs & everyone said I looked way too skinny. To me, my body looked pretty good, but my face is very thin. (I am 51 yrs old...too thin in the face is not good)) I started eating avocados, nuts, seeds, dried fruit & I have gained back 5 lbs. I'm still thin, but I look better. I have to keep fat in my diet or I will lose too much weight. Thank goodness I love fatty foods!!!! Yum!!
06-04-2007, 06:55 PM
I think I do need to up the fats. I do eat an avo every day, I crave them... body is telling me something! :rolleyes: Concerning nuts... is it really best to soak them?
Cheese cake... sounds great!
I really do think my body will find its balance. I've mistreated it for so long it would be unfair of me to expect it to bounce back in a few days. I just read all these positive stories, sometimes it's nice to hear that going raw can be a different sort of "adventure" for some! There is still a part of me that hopes for the "magic" and more importantly, immediate solution to great health. I always forget the "time" part!
Thanks for the suggestions!
06-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I've read that it's common for people to be temporaily underweight during the healing process, and soon the system will build up a whole, new fresh, healthy body. But don't give up!
06-04-2007, 08:22 PM
I feel the same way. I could have started this thread. I am trying to put more fat in my diet and I try to lift weights to gain muscle. I just can't get myself to workout with weights. :( My weight is staying at a consistant 114 lbs. so I am not losing anymore.
06-05-2007, 10:01 AM
Stina... I really agree, it makes sense that I will begin to rebuild a heathy me. That's what keeps me going ;) I also thought today, that if I do go back to a SAD, very unhealthy diet, I would look just as terrible...FOREVER. At least this way I have hope that I will turn around. Some days I just get discouraged, like I've said that whole immediate gratification thing! I decided yesterday to just let it be and focus more on the good things that are happening. (My energy level is GREAT and I know it's all ME w/o any stimulants, that's very cool!!!) I also started seeing in my mind what changes I want to have happen. Maybe I can do a little cellular coaxing, eh?
DJ... YEA! I'm not alone! I worry about working out too, would it just make loose more weight. But it probably is a good thing. The past few days I have not lost any more, so maybe I will stabilize.
Thanks and have a great day!
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